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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
EVFTA makes Vietnam more attractive to EU investors: German media EVFTA makes Vietnam more attractive to EU investors: German media
Foreign investors, especially those from the European Union (EU) would find it more appealing to land investment in Vietnam when the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) takes effect, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).
Cross-border services under Law on Tax Administration: fairer for domestic businesses Cross-border services under Law on Tax Administration: fairer for domestic businesses
After 10 years of implementation of the Law on Tax Administration, many positive results have been achieved. However, in addition to these results, there remain difficulties and challenges in tax administration activities, including management of taxation of businesses providing cross-border services on the Internet.
Security over deposits Security over deposits
In practice, deposits at banks are used as security a great deal. However, the legal framework applicable to that kind of property remains unclear. This article tries to give an overview of the applicable provisions regarding security over deposits and to suggest how to properly construe and improve them.
Businesses must entirely use e-invoices from late 2020 Businesses must entirely use e-invoices from late 2020
One year after the release of Government Decree 119 of 2018 on e-invoices in goods sale and service provision, the Ministry of Finance on September 30 issued a circular providing more detailed guidelines on this matter.
Notes to intellectual property in mergers and acquisitions Notes to intellectual property in mergers and acquisitions
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities aim at taking control of a company through a merger or acquisition deal between two or more businesses to partially or wholly own that company. Typically, M&A activities evaluate most of the target company’s assets which include intellectual property rights. M&A has become familiar and popular with the Vietnamese business community over the last decade.
Heftier fines imposed for violators of competition law Heftier fines imposed for violators of competition law
The Government has recently issued Decree 75 in an attempt to strictly and resolutely handle violations of the competition law and adapt to the new market reality.
Vietnam attracts investors in the face of economic uncertainty Vietnam attracts investors in the face of economic uncertainty
Despite the slowdown in global deal-making due to ongoing worldwide economic uncertainty, Vietnam remains active in M&A in 2020, according to a new report by Baker McKenzie.
PM approves plan to boost sustainable growth of private sector PM approves plan to boost sustainable growth of private sector
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan to boost the sustainable development of the private business sector towards 2025 with a vision to 2030 with six major solutions.
New regulation gives clearer policies for construction cost management of public projects New regulation gives clearer policies for construction cost management of public projects
State-funded projects will be subject to the new rule on management of construction investment costs, reads a decree recently issued by the Government.
More transparent provisions on customs procedures for imports More transparent provisions on customs procedures for imports
The Prime Minister on June 27 approved Decision 23, revising the list of imports subject to customs procedures at import border gates specified under Decision 15 of 2017.

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